Fracking should have no place in Scotland’s future.

#KeepItInTheGround

Fracking is unsafe, unnecessary and completely incompatible with our climate change targets. Despite the fact that licences to drill for oil and gas are currently given at a UK level Scotland can ban fracking once and for all.

Blog: How Scotland Can Ban Fracking

News: On fracking, Scottish Greens have stood with communities​
 

Latest Campaign Updates

Academic report adds weight to fracking ban calls say Greens

Thu 17 Aug

The case for fracking in Scotland has “all but vanished” say the Scottish Greens after an academic report published today demonstrated how unsuitable the practice would be in Britain’s terrain.

Expert analysis from Heriot-Watt University also states that the so-called ‘opportunity’ for fracking has been ‘overhyped’.

Mark Ruskell MSP, the Scottish Greens’ climate and energy spokesperson, said:

Harvie presses First Minister to commit to decision on fracking this year

Thu 15 Jun

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, today (15 June) used First Minister's Questions to press Nicola Sturgeon to commit to a decision on whether or not to ban fracking by the end of this year.

Mr Harvie highlighted that the government's fracking consultation, which closed two weeks ago, has received tens of thousands of responses, one of the biggest ever responses to a government consultation.

Last chance to convince government on fracking ban say Greens

Wed 31 May

Communities in Scotland now have less than 24 hours to tell the Scottish Government to introduce an outright fracking ban, say the Scottish Greens.

The Scottish Greens have been calling for people throughout Scotland, concerned by the prospect of the hazardous practice being made legal, to take part in the government consultation before it closes today.

Green Investment Bank sale to fracking funder criticised by Greens

Thu 20 Apr

The decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to a company that has invested billions of pounds in fossil fuel projects has been criticised by a Green MSP.

Australian bank Macquarie has a history of investing in fracking and opencast coal mining projects and Green MSP Andy Wightman says that GIB’s environmental credentials are “now in tatters”.

Greens call on public to push government towards fracking ban

Thu 30 Mar

Public participation in a fracking consultation could be the key to finally seeing the Scottish Government ban the hazardous practice, a Green MSP has said at Holyrood.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, Mark Ruskell responded to a ministerial statement on “Unconventional Oil and Gas” by saying that the government’s current, “legally shaky” moratorium” must become a ban “as soon as possible”.